Tuesday, 16 April 2013

How Many Calories in Weetabix?

Weetabix have long been seen as a healthy breakfast cereal to start the day. Made from whole grains, they're high in fibre with low sugar, fat and salt levels.

But over the past few years, the Weetabix family has been growing. The Original Weetabix were joined by an Organic version with similar nutrition.

Then along came the juniors in the form of Crispy Minis. These have added ingredients such as fruit and nuts. They're much sweeter which means they have more calories than the original version. But next, horror of horrors, Weetabix started putting chocolate in its ingredients.

So what’s happened to the health value of your Weetabix. Are they all as healthy as each other? What about that chocolate? Has Weetabix now become a unhealthy, high calorie breakfast cereal? You may be surprised at the results!

Weetabix says its trademark breakfast cereal accounts for 7% of UK cereal sales, with annual sales of £101m. This is no doubt helped by the introduction of a wider range of Weetabix cereals.

But if you have concerns over whether all Weetabix are as healthy as each other, I've put together some charts so you can easily compare the nutritional values of the Weetabix varieties currently on sale in UK stores.

 At a Glance

Best and Worst according to nutrition

Calories per 100g:

 
LowestHighest
Original Weetabix
358
Crispy Minis Caramel & Nut
390





Sugar per 100g:

 
LowestHighest
Weetabix Original / Organic
4.4g
Crispy Minis Fruit & Nut
23.3g






Fat per 100g:

 
LowestHighest
Weetabix Golden Syrup
1.9g
Crispy Minis Chocolate Chip
5.4g




Salt per 100g:

 
LowestHighest
Crispy Minis: Strawberry/Choc/Fruit
0.18g
Weetabix Original / Organic
0.65g





Overall Weetabix Nutrition Comparison Chart
per 100g





Individual Nutrition Comparison Charts


Calories per 100g



Fat per 100g
 


Sugar per 100g
 


Salt per 100g
  


Fibre per 100g
 


Carbohydrates per 100g


Protein per 100g



Note this doesn't include other Weetabix branded cereals, such as Oatibix or Readybrek.

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